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The Downfielders Ceilidh Band

Regular visitors to Chippenham Folk Festival, the Downfielders come from two neighbouring schools in Stroud (Marling and Stroud High) where most of the band members are pupils. Formed over thirty years ago, they are still probably the only working school ceilidh band in the country. The line-up varies from dance to dance, being drawn from a pool of about twenty musicians, but their standard is consistently high. Strangely, they never seem to get any older...

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